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PULLING THE PLUG ON AFGHANISTAN

  0 comments   |     by Ikram Sehgal on 01, August 2017

PULLING THE PLUG ON AFGHANISTAN by IKRAM SEHGAL Recent reports coming out of Washington suggest that the proposal by US National Security Adviser (NSA) Mr. MacMaster for a moderate rise in the number of US troops

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Umbrella Politics of Hindutva - Marginalisation of Muslims

  0 comments   |     by Apoorvanand on 12, July 2017

India is changing in significant ways. Marginalisation of Muslims, the largest minority in the country, has often been discussed in this context. This marginalisation is getting more and more pronounced with successive elections. The resounding victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the political arm of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), an organisation committed to turning In

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Trump, Israel and Saudi Arabia: Targeting Iran - Hope for Peace

  0 comments   |     by Dr Chandra Muzaffar on 11, July 2017

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s visit to West Asia, is there even a faint glimmer of hope for peace in the most conflict-ridden region of the world? Or, has his visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel from the 20th to the 23rd of May 2017 only strained the region’s undercurrentsof friction and tension?  Some reflections on areas of conflict in West Asia m

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The Refracted Relationship - US Goals and Priorities Change

  0 comments   |     by The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the on 10, July 2017

THERE are significant reasons for the maintenance of close and cooperative relations between Pakistan and the US. Unfortunately, Washington has almost always conducted its relations with Pakistan as a function of America’s other strategic or tactical priorities of the moment. Since US goals and priorities change periodically, at times rapidly, Pakistan-US ties have often resembled

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Hinduism and Terror - Hindu Extremists and Their Allies

  0 comments   |     by Paul Marshall on 09, July 2017

Since September 11, 2001, the world’s attention has properly been focused on the violence of Islamic extremism, but there are also major violent trends in Hindu extremism that have largely been ignored in the United States. In India, this violence is supported by Hindu extremists and their allies in the Indian government, which is currently led by the Bharatiya Janata Party. One r

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Aren’t Rohingyas Bengalis, And Arakan Integral To Bangladesh?

  0 comments   |     by Taj Hashmi on 07, July 2017

Every society has certain taboos – cultural/religious, social, and political – set apart and designated as restricted or forbidden to associate with, or even to bring in ordinary discussion. The Rohingya issue (for some strange reasons) seems to be such a taboo in Bangladesh. Both people and government here don’t want to go beyond certain limits to have a candid discussion on

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India warns China over border road 'security' threat

  0 comments   |     by AFP on 04, July 2017

India warns China over border road 'security' threat AFP India condemned a new road that China is building on the rivals' Himalayan border on Friday, saying it raises “serious security” concerns. The two sides are trading increasingly stern diplomatic warnings over the new hotspot, a re

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'Safe havens' inside, not outside, Afghanistan, Pakistan tells UNSC

  0 comments   |     by APPP on 23, June 2017

'Safe havens' inside, not outside, Afghanistan, Pakistan tells UNSC APP Terrorist “safe havens” are inside, not outside, Afghanistan, Pakistan told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday. "Th

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KASHMIR ON THE BRINK

  0 comments   |     by Um Roommana on 22, June 2017

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Attack on Fakhrul sends ominous signal for politics

  0 comments   |     by Kamal Ahmed on 22, June 2017

Attack on Fakhrul sends ominous signal for politics Kamal Ahmed, June 20, 2017   Having faced insulting comments and criticism from the ruling party, secretary general of the opposition BNP Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir had wanted to go and stand by the side of the suffering people of Rangamati in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

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